By Lisa Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian
GRCC Library has obtained a trial license for CRCnetBASES, a multidiscplinary database that spans over 40 categories, from agriculture to water science, and contains over 8,000 eBooks. The collections includes full text items such as textbooks and reference books from the CRC Press, and also includes online reference books from Auerbach and Chapman & Hall.
If you’re interested in any of the content through CRCnetBASES, please contact Nan Schichtel and include which specific titles and/or subset collections would be useful in GRCC courses.
By Janelle Yahne
Library Circulation Associate
After weeks of reading textbooks, it is time to curl up with something fun to read. How about a classic? The library is home to numerous classics, including banned books, old and new. Here are two of my favorite classics to get into the mood for leisurely reading.
Emma is a wonderful light read and great introduction to Jane Austen’s writing. This might cause a small controversy, but I enjoyed this book more than Pride and Prejudice. I even enjoyed the movie adaptation of Emma, starring Kate Beckinsale. The book is available as an eBook (through Modern Library, Penguin Books, and Project Gutenberg), a physical book, and as another BBC movie version from the 1970’s.
A Room with a View makes me dream about Italy. E.M. Forster, also known for Howard’s End, has a light writing style, floating the reader around Italy as the main character gains her independence. This book is available as a physical book, eBook, and as a Merchant/Ivory film starring a young Helena Bonham Carter. We do not have the film, but it can be found in MeLCat and sent to the library!
By Marcia Lee
Have you heard? The Detroit Red Wings & MEA have teamed up to create a program called Michigan Reads. The main goal is to motivate children & teenagers (K-12) in Michigan to read more – the incentive being a FREE student ticket to a Red Wings Game! Interested? Here’s what you need to know:
- Register your child or student (K-12) at http://michiganreads.com/enterbook by filling out contact & book information
- Once the goal of 5 books has been reached, you can receive a FREE student ticket to a Detroit Red Wings game (with the purchase of an adult ticket)
- You must register by March 15th, 2012
Check out www.michiganreads.com for more information on this program, plus Red Wing game dates!
Once your child or teen is ready to begin reading, come on down to your very own GRCC Library to check out some books! Below is a sampling of the books the GRCC Library offers that are also listed as “recommended books” on the Michigan Reads website:
Find all of the book recommendations at http://michiganreads.com/recommendations.
This just in! The library will be open its regular hours through Monday, November 21. On Tuesday (November 22) & Wednesday (November 23), we’ll only be open from 8am-5pm! Then the library will be closed Thanksgiving day until the following Monday (November 28), where we’ll open at our regular hours of 07:30AM!
Have a happy holiday!